The Polish national team has received a big boost as Tatiana Onyshchenko has gained Polish citizenship. The 22-year-old Ukrainian forward has excelled in Poland and has long been one of the best skaters in the PLHK. This move has long been rumored and was years in the making, and now we know she will be suiting up for Poland as soon as the World Championships this year in April.
Onyshchenko first came to Poland for the 2014 season. Since then she has played in Poland for Stoczniowiec Gdansk every year except for a one-year stop in Sweden with Karlskrona HK. She captured a championship in 2015 while securing two silver medals as well. Since she arrived in the PLHK, the Kyiv native has had the third-most points with 255 points across 121 games. She also appeared for Metropolis Katowice scoring 12 goals and assisting on four in 24 games across the past two years.
The Polish national team upswing has continued. Onyshchenko will be the first import to suit up for the team. She will also easily be one of the top forwards on the national team, massively helping shore up the top six. This April team Poland will have their first chance to play in the World Championship since 2019, when the red and white won bronze. After the team’s success in the Olympic qualifier, Poland will be looking for gold this year.